Tuesday, July 07, 2020

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Inside the Mindset of an Eating Disorder

Part II of II

I take the first bite. I swallow with emphasis, as if taking cough syrup or a potion I know will bring me some uncertain future. My body reacts. It is craving this food. This energy. My mind scorns my body, wishing there could be more control, wishing there could be some


What’s in It for Me?!

“Why should I follow the rules when I still don’t get…”

I’ve heard this frustrated sentiment expressed countless times from inmates in prison. According to their way of thinking, they finally try hard to follow the rules, but they still don’t get what they want. So, why should they


Shaare Zedek ER Ranked No. 1 in All of Israel

Shaare Zedek’s Weinstock Department of Emergency Medicine on the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Floor has been ranked first in a nationwide survey of ERs throughout Israel. The report appeared in the December 1, 2015, edition of The Marker, Israel’s leading business newspaper.

The survey questioned


The Dreaded Root Canal

“…You need a root canal.” As dentists, we find that this can be perceived as the worst thing we can say to a patient. The root canal has a bad reputation, but most of it is unfounded. Millions of root canal procedures are performed each year, most with great success. Let us allay your fears and provide some facts about root


Helping Our Children Feel Better, One Animal at a Time

One of the things I enjoy most about being a psychologist is helping to educate others about mental health and mental illness. I was recently preparing to give an upcoming presentation to medical professionals about suicide awareness and prevention, and I reached the point in my slide presentation where I discuss depression and how


Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

This past week I had the unpleasant—although not unusual—experience of explaining to a patient that the Medicare insurance coverage he had was not, in fact, the insurance coverage that he thought he had purchased.

The patient in question was a 65-year-old man who had become eligible for


Touro Symposium Addresses Controversy Over Reproductive Medicine

The Lander College for Women—The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School (LCW), New York Medical College, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, recently hosted an innovative conference entitled “The Future of Reproductive Medicine: A Jewish Perspective.”

The symposium was organized


Holy Name Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Services Offers Bereavement Support Groups

Holy Name Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Services are offering several programs to provide compassionate support and education to those who are bereaved.

Many individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one find comfort in sharing feelings with others. “Sharing the Journey” bereavement groups were developed as part of our


JNF Highlights Unique IDF Special Needs Integration and Inclusion Program

This past Tuesday evening, Teaneck’s David and Michal Kahan opened their home to JNF’s unique Special In Uniform, a groundbreaking program that integrates special needs adults into the IDF. The main speaker was the director of this program—Lt. Col (Res.) Tiran Attia—a longtime IDF veteran and commander—who showed a video


The Feldenkrais Method—Promoting Healing and Mobility at Rinat

The Feldenkrais Method is “a system designed to promote bodily and mental well-being by conscious analysis of neuromuscular activity, via exercises that improve flexibility and coordination and increase ease and range of motion.” According to Teaneck resident Joyce Bendavid, the Feldenkrais method, along with Dr. Sel Levine and an


Everyone Gets Hurt on the Job

Workplace injuries are very common, whether people want to admit it or not. Some of us have jobs during which we are more likely to be injured, and for others there may repetitive strain or stress that builds up over time. How it is dealt with early on often determines how well we do afterward and what kinds of problems remain in


Open Enrollment 2016: You Can Get Better Coverage

It’s that time of year again. We are in Open Enrollment season. If you are not part of a group health plan and are unhappy with your coverage, now is the time to shop for health insurance.

From November 15 through January 29 the health insurance market is open to anyone who would like to enroll in a